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I think REI has all their Evernew Ti ware on sale right now.
Everything was 30% off when I was there last week.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Evernew Titanium double wall mug
November 28, 11:06pm

Update - thinner batter flops
I thinned the batter to pancake consistency with the following results. 6 Minutes - worst muffin EVER, raw batter in a shell. With only enough batter left for 1 more test I cranked the time u...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
November 23, 6:51pm

Cooking time 6 minutes?
I bought a SnowPeak bowl like the one pictured in the article. I mixed up a batch of corn muffin batter. Oiled the inside of the bowl and set my pot on my kitchen stove with 4 pebbles in the bot...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
November 23, 5:48pm

Re: Lighter Heineken Cone
Roasting pan? What roasting pan? Shouldn't you be barbecuing that turkey for her this year?

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken Cone
November 20, 7:11pm

Steam baking is on my project list for the winter
Sounds so much better than the cold tortillas and pita bread I usually have. Cooking is a trick I use to get the wife to go out in the winter....heh heh heh.

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
November 19, 7:58pm

Lightweight Lanterns - any favorites?
http://candlelantern.com/mini.html Now that the days are shorter I'm considering an UCO Mini candle lantern. 4 ounces & it burns standard tea candles. 11 dollars. Seems like it should...

In GEAR » Lightweight Lanterns - any favorites?
November 17, 7:31pm

Granola, Muesli, Multi Grain Cereal, Bagles, Pop Tarts
Clif Bars, Zone Bars, left over dinner is all good. I like Oat Bread, oatmeal cookies, Scottish oat cakes, lots grain items. As a former USCF & NORBA bike racer I ate a lot of pasta for b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Oatmeal haters arise and be heard
November 13, 8:23pm

I have a North Twin
It is a decent bag but I can't get too excited over any synthetic bags. They have their uses. More specifically the shell and lining are nice. The hood is pretty good but never seals up as w...

In GEAR » Synthetic Sleeping Bag
November 12, 9:58pm

Re: Re: Oatmeal haters arise and be heard
Roger - Big assumption on your part isn't it?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Oatmeal haters arise and be heard
November 12, 9:18pm

Oatmeal haters arise and be heard
I doubt I'm the only one here who finds this vile and disgusting glop to be unpalatable. Who else has to seek other options for breakfast? Here is the best recipe I've ever found for ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Oatmeal haters arise and be heard
November 11, 6:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg Vaillancourt

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Nesco American Harvest Food Dehydrator
Cheap Chinese junk. I'm using my oven at 140 degrees with equal or better results.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 15, 2:19pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
And very nice workmanship.

In Stoves - Other
April 14, 10:04am

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
but these are quite good. I eat them for dessert on trips.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 05, 5:56pm

Wiggy's Super Light
This bag was purchased for winter car camping trips to the desert. I was not concerned with the bag's considerable weight and bulk for this role. The materials that make up the bag should be qu...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 18, 6:15pm

Patagonia DAS Parka
A 4 because the main zipper pull looks pretty fragile. I like the breathability of this parka. Reminds me of my MH Chugach (also Polarguard 3D) in the way it dries your other layers after you put i...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 24, 6:27pm

Backpacker's Pantry Kung Pao Chicken
For an "All Natural" meal this thing tastes like a chemistry experiment. Not good at all...maybe the worst FD meal I've ever tried. They obviously tried to hide the disgusting flavor ...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
January 19, 6:06pm

MSR XGK EX
This stove is heavy and loud. Surprisingly loud! It doesn't simmer and it is downright bulky. Why the 5 rating? Because for melting vast quantities of snow (or ice) this thing cannot be beat un...

In Stoves - White Gas
November 19, 7:36pm

Penny Stove soda can version
I "geeked out" on DIY alcohol stoves and built probably 50 over 2 years. The Penny performs well but in my tests it only beat an openjet Pepsi can stove by 30-35 seconds. I also played wi...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 12, 8:42pm

Snow Peak Trek 700
The lid from the Vargo mug fits fairly well and it is Ti. I think the SP 700 is a nicer pot. I switch to an aluminum foil lid unless I plan on draining pasta. The steel lid is really secure as a st...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 12, 8:31pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I've found that placing my shoes near the mattress so my elbows have a place to rest makes for a much more comfortable night. I hate having my elbows dangling off the sides or locking my finger...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 08, 11:47pm